Meaning of crotchet


Pronunciation: (kroch'it), [key]
— n.
  1. an odd fancy or whimsical notion.
  2. a small hook.
  3. a hooklike device or part.
  4. a small, hooklike process.
  5. a quarter note. See illus. under
  6. a curved surgical instrument with a sharp hook.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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